Upcoming Events

Jazz Combos Concert

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Students perform jazz in ensembles of varying sizes and instrumentation. This concert is free and open to the public.

Sexy For Jesus: Contemporary Gospel Performance

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

11:00am - 12:30pm

Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre

Churchill House

BassPas

Gospel music has always been known for blending popular music with lyrics espousing the Christian faith. Consequently, it is to be expected that contemporary gospel artists would incorporate hip-hop music forms in their repertoires. Yet, in recent decades, many contemporary gospel artists have committed themselves to not only incorporating hip-hop sounds, but also presenting themselves as desirable and even sexy, by the standards of hip-hop culture.

Nicole Carroll Dissertation Defense

Friday, October 25, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 3

Nicole Carroll, a PhD candidate in Music & Multimedia Composition defends her dissertation, “Orrery Arcana: Musical Materiality through Esoteric Devices.” Open to faculty and graduate students only.

Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Brown University Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Plouffe, perform a free concert at Grant Recital Hall. The program includes works by Murray Houllif, Robert Jager, Ralph Vaughan Williams, W. Francis McBeth, and James L. Hosay.

Music Now with David R. M. Irving

Monday, October 28, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Orwig Music Building

109

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public.

Midterm Open House for MUSC 1240I: Building Musical Instruments

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Physical Media Lab

As part of the course MUSC 1240I: Building Musical Instruments, students present works-in-progress in this casual format, come-and-go event. Free and open to the public.

Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Contemplative Studies

Orwig Music Building

112

Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Mark Deutsch entitled, Exploring Resonance, Harmonics and Vibrational Effects on Consciousness on October 30th, from noon - 1:30 pm in Orwig Music Building, Rm. 112. This event is free and open to the public. 

Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Contemplative Studies

Grant Recital Hall

Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a Bazantar Recital by Mark Deutsch on October 30th in Grant Recital Hall from 6 - 7:30 pm.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Midnight Halloween Organ Recital

Thursday, October 31, 2019

11:30pm

The Office of the Chaplains & Religious Life

Sayles Hall

Auditorium

Mark Steinbach, Brown University Organist and Senior Lecturer in Music, will perform the annual Midnight Halloween Organ recital, October 31 at 11:59 pm Sayles Hall on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ. Doors will open at 11:30 pm. In lieu of traditional seating, please bring pillows/blankets and come in costume! Note that seating space in the auditorium is limited, so please arrive on time to the event to ensure seating.

Voice Masterclass with Michael Hanley

Friday, November 1, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a masterclass presented by Michael Hanley and organized for the benefit of Applied Music Program voice students. This event is free and open to the public for observation.

Brown University Chorus Concert

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

The Brown University Chorus, directed by Stephan Griffin, perform a concert with instrumental accompaniment by members of Community MusicWorks. The program includes works by Caroline Shaw, Dieterich Buxtehude, Shawn Kirchner, and Ysaye Barnwell. Tickets: $10 general admission.

Voice Masterclass with Jesse Blumberg

Monday, November 18, 2019

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

The Department of Music hosts a voice masterclass lead by Jesse Blumberg. The event is designed primarily for the benefit of Brown University voice students in the Applied Music Program, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. Admission is free.

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Thursday, November 21, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by John Harbison and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The featured soloist for this performance is cellist Daniel Harp. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students

John Harbison: Cello Concerto
Daniel Harp, cello

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Facilities Tour

Friday, November 22, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Studio 3

The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Music and Multimedia Composition PhD Program Open House

Friday, November 22, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Steinert Center

105

The Department of Music invites prospective PhD candidates to attend an open house to learn more about the PhD program in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. This event will provide guests with an overview of our research, curriculum, production resources, and an introduction to our community. The graduate program director, faculty, and current students will be on hand to answer questions.

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Friday, November 22, 2019

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by John Harbison and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The featured soloist for this performance is cellist Daniel Harp. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students

John Harbison: Cello Concerto
Daniel Harp, cello

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

2019 Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 8, 2019

4:00pm

Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life

Sayles Auditorium

Brown’s Annual Service of Lessons and Carols will take place Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in Sayles Hall on the Main Green. Mark Steinbach, University Organist, will perform, along with the Brown University Chorus. A tradition now in its 103rd year, Lessons and Carols is sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life and the Department of Music. All are welcome. Admission is free. Doors open at 3:30.

Tiffany Poon Piano Recital

Sunday, February 9, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grant Recital Hall

Guest pianist Tiffany Poon performs at Grant Recital Hall on February 9, 2020 at 2pm. Her program includes music by Scarlatti, Haydn, Schumann, Debussy, and Liszt. Admission to this event is free, but RSVP is required. We will be collecting RSVPs starting January 13, 2020.

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Florence Price, and Samuel Barber. The featured soloist for this performance is violinist Jennifer Koh. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Florence Price: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Jennifer Koh, violin

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Sunday, March 1, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Florence Price, and Samuel Barber. The featured soloist for this performance is violinist Jennifer Koh. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Florence Price: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Jennifer Koh, violin

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Saturday, April 18, 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Max Friedman ’20, Augusta Holmès, and Maurice Ravel. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

Max Friedman: New Work (TBD)
Augusta Holmès: La nuit et l’amour
Maurice Ravel: La valse

Brown University Orchestra Concert

Sunday, April 19, 2020

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Sayles Hall

Conductor Mark Seto leads the BUO in a concert at Sayles Hall. Program includes music by Max Friedman ’20, Augusta Holmès, and Maurice Ravel. Tickets: $15 general, $7 seniors, $3 students.

Max Friedman: New Work (TBD)
Augusta Holmès: La nuit et l’amour
Maurice Ravel: La valse

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